Procedure for Application of Marriage Certificate Karnataka Government

The A marriage certificate is an official statement that two people are married. In India, Marriages can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. It is legal proof that you are married and most vital document of a marriage, in 2006, the Supreme Court made it compulsory to register the marriage for woman protection. It is most important in order to get a passport, visa, bank account etc. The state government of Karnataka is on the verge of making marriage registration compulsory in the state. In India, marriage registration is done according to the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or Special Marriage Act, 1954

Benefits of Marriage Certificate:

  • The Marriage certificate is required while opening bank or for passport application account after wedding
  • Extremely helpful in obtaining visas for both husband and wife
  • Marriage Certificate Enables a spouse in claiming life insurance return or bank deposits in case of demise of the Insurer or depositor without any nominee
  • As the foreign embassies in India as well as in countries outside India, do not recognize traditional marriages, the Marriage Certificate is mandatory for the couple to travel abroad using a spouse visa. Means is mandatory for couple

Required eligibility for apply Marriage Certificate:

  1. Bridegroom must have completed 21 years of age
  2. Bride must have completed 18 years of age

Document required for apply Marriage Certificate:

  1. Completely filled application form signed by both husband and wife
  2. Proof of Address- Voter ID/ Ration Card/ Passport, Driving License
  3. 2 passport sized photographs
  4. 1 marriage photograph
  5. Separate Marriage Affidavits in prescribed format from Husband & Wife
  6. Aadhar Card
  7. All documents must be self-attested
  8. Bride and Bridegrooms 6 joint photographs copies in white or blue background and of 2B size are required
  9. The groom and bride’s 2 photograph copies in the marriage dress at the time of marriage ceremony celebration was taking place are required to show their involvement in the ceremony
  10. One wedding card copy
  11. Groom and bride’s identity proof (passport or PAN Card or Voter ID card etc.).
  12. Husband’s address proof (Driving license, Ration card, Passport, Telephone bill, House Rent Agreement.)
  13. Groom and Bride’s age proof (mark sheet of 10th standard with the birth date or Passport).
  14. In case the name of the bride has been changed after the marriage then the affidavit is required.
  15. The newspaper in which the information of the name change was published

Offline procedure to apply for Marriage Certificate:

  1. The office of the sub-registrar must be visited that is near the residence to get the application form for the certificate of marriage
  2. Or the form can be downloaded from the online source like
  3. The details should be filled in detail very carefully and in the case when the Bride’s name has been changed after the marriage then her new name should be carefully written in the form rather than her old name
  4. The form should be signed duly by 3 witnesses who can be even relatives and friends
  5. The filled form should be submitted to the office of the sub-registrar along with the necessary documents. The information will be verified by them and 6 printouts of the relevant information will be provided
  6. The signature of both the bridegroom and the bride must be put on the forms printouts in the specified region
  7. Two copies of the certificate of marriage are handed over to the bride and bridegroom at the office of the sub-registrar and the other copies are kept for official records

Offline application form for Marriage Certificate:


Online procedure to apply for Marriage Certificate:

  1. Visit the online official website of respective state i.e. Karnataka state
  2. Select your district and continue
  3. Fill in husband’s details and choose “Registration of Marriage Certificate”.
  4. Fill in Marriage Certificate form and choose date of appointment
  5. Click “Submit Application”
  6. You will be allotted a temporary number that will be found printed on the acknowledgement slip and application form is done.
  7. Take a printout of acknowledgment slip as well

Appointment for Marriage Certificate:

  1. In case of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 you need to take 15 days before an appointment
  2. In case of Special Marriage Act, 1954 you need to take 60 days before appointment

Witness for Marriage Certificate:

  1. Any person who has attended the wedding of the couple can be a witness and must have a PAN Card and a Proof of Residence

Charges for Marriage Certificate:

  1. Rs 100 in case of Hindu Marriage Act
  2. Rs 150 in case of Special Marriage Act Deposit the fees with the cashier of the District and attach the receipt with the application form

References & details:

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